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Hacking the GM3 gearmotor
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On the RepRap site, they have a short piece on hacking the Solarbotics GM3 gearmotors. The GM3’s are the standard motor used in the RepRap extruder. The piece covers locking the internal clutch to get more torque, lubricating the gears, and an easier mounting solution. These tweaks can obviously be useful in other motor applications.

Hacking the GM3 Gearmotor

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Solarbotics Gearmotor GM_3
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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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